October 2011 - LA Kings Insider
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After one month, where they stand

The first calendar month of the Kings' season is now in the books, and 11 games seems a fair total to evaluate, in terms of where the Kings stand in the league in some major statistical categories. This year's totals/averages and rankings are in bold and, for comparison, last year's full-season tota... Read More
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Postgame notes (Oct. 30)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings lost in regulation on the road for the first time this season, as they fell to the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Sunday night at Pepsi Center. -- The Kings outshot the Avalanche 32-16, including 15-4 in the second period. The 16 shots were the fewe... Read More
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The view from Denver

One could certainly say that the Colorado Avalanche were due to win last night. They had dropped their first three home games of the season and hadn't beaten the Kings at Pepsi Center in close to three years. The Avalanche spread it around, as they got an even-strength goal, a power-play goal and a ... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes (Oct. 30)

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts... (on again scoring only two regulation goals...) MURRAY: ``Well, I don’t think that was it tonight. The goals they got, they got a shorthanded goal. They got a real lucky bounce off the end boards. It’s hard to believe that the boards in the NHL would not be in... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes (Oct. 30)

Jonathan Quick’s postgame thoughts... (on the bad-bounce goal...) QUICK: ``It just took an unexpected bounce. It hit something and it jumped out. It was coming along the wall and I was just going to stop it and leave it. We were on the PK and I believe it was Scuderi who was coming in to do a ha... Read More
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Stoll postgame quotes (Oct. 30)

Jarret Stoll’s postgame thoughts... (on needing more scoring...) STOLL: ``We’ve got to try to generate more. We got a lot of shots blocked in the second half of the game tonight. Teams, everyone is blocking shots, everyone is getting in lanes. We’ve got to find a way to work harder and get pucks... Read More
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Scouting the Avalanche

Tonight is the first of four regular-season meetings this season between the Kings and Colorado Avalanche, and remember that it’s an early start ( 5 p.m. Pacific time). Watch out for the Avalanche. They’re hungry for a home win, after an 0-3-0 start, and they’re hungry to beat the Kings, who haven’t... Read More
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Shots there, but goals were not

In terms of ``shot mentality,’’ Terry Murray got what he wanted last night, as the Kings recorded a season-high 39 shots on goal. Of course, it only led to two goals, so the mission was not accomplished, and Murray pointed to one of his other favorite terms -- net presence -- to describe what the Ki... Read More
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Avalanche forwards present challenge

Tonight’s game is the first regular-season meeting between the Kings and Colorado Avalanche, but the teams did meet twice in the preseason. For what it’s worth, the games couldn’t have been much different. In the first, the Kings dominated the second and third periods and won 6-0. Three days later, ... Read More
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Updates on Gagne, lines, Quick

Here’s the expanded update, from Terry Murray, on some of the pertinent issues in advance of tonight’s game against Colorado... (on the status of Simon Gagne’s ``middle-body injury’’...) MURRAY: ``I don’t know exactly where he’s at (with the injury), other than he won’t play. I got a text from K... Read More
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Postgame notes (Oct. 29)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings got a point on the road but lost 3-2 in overtime to the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night at Jobing.com Arena. -- The Kings fell to 2-1 in games decided in the five-minute overtime period. -- The Kings recorded a season-high 39 shots on goal... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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